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The best of digital nomadism, lifestyle design, and classical strategy as it is found on the chess board, and around the poker table. "Life As Chess: Chess as Life!"
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Budget travel blues - Bangkok Post

Budget travel blues - Bangkok Post | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
The ripple effects from AirAsia's first disaster are spreading beyond the grieving families of the 162 people who died on Dec 28, as governments from Indonesia to India and Thailand take a harder look at budget travel and air safety.
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Why Chiang Mai is a Great Budget Destination for Food Lovers

Why Chiang Mai is a Great Budget Destination for Food Lovers | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
One of the most fun aspects of traveling is exploring and trying out foods from different cultures. Depending on where you go, globetrotting can be very expensive, between flights, hotel costs, activities, and dining.
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NoisyList | Budget-Friendly Travel Spots

NoisyList | Budget-Friendly Travel Spots | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Travel Spots That Helps Your Budget http://t.co/CarW8rVbWs http://t.co/C6iUmqwzIF

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Tata Steel Final Recap

Tata Steel Final Recap | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Wijk aan Zee has come and gone; two weeks of exciting chess, surprises, and full of passionate chess. There were some quick draws, some games that were not as exciting as others, but there was not a single round in this event that did not have a gem, a point of interest, a spectacle to be admired. Some players did better than others, and we give you a summary of each one of them.
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Why I went from having a career to being 'location independent' - Suitcase Stories

Why I went from having a career to being 'location independent' - Suitcase Stories | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
I was always someone who had been consumed with the idea of career success. I’ve continually strived to do and be bigger and better than the year before.
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2014 Annual Review: Looking Back and Ahead

2014 Annual Review: Looking Back and Ahead | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Early in 2014 I started following three location-independent entrepreneurs that were instrumental in changing the course of my life. You’ve probably heard me refer to them before as my real life heroes. Every year, two of them, Chris Guillebeau and Sean Ogle, do an #Annual Review for themselves to look both backward at how their year... Read more »
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Magnus Carlsen comes alive against Caruana at the 2015 Tata Steel chess ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Magnus Carlsen comes alive against Caruana at the 2015 Tata Steel chess ... - Telegraph.co.uk | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is back in the groove after outplaying his main rival Fabiano Caruana in their much-anticipated match at the Tata Steel tournament
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Susan Polgar Global Chess Daily News and Information: 81st Belarus Chess Championship 2015 LIVE!

RT @SusanPolgar Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar http://t.co/Wx16an0ZIW
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Magnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan - World Chess Champion vs Women's World Chess Champion

A classical game played between two current World Chess Champions is extremely rare. This happened however in the 7th round of the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015. The current World ...
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How to Become a Digital Nomad and Travel the World Forever

How to Become a Digital Nomad and Travel the World Forever | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Digital nomad has recently become a bit of a buzzword. It refers to a location-independent person who combines work with travel using digital technology. Digital nomads are usually freelancers, con...
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Interview: Transition Into Digital Nomads | Nomad Wallet

Interview: Transition Into Digital Nomads | Nomad Wallet | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
You don't have to figure everything out before traveling full time. In this interview, a couple shares how they gradually transitioned into digital nomads.

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Bobby Fischer wins U.S. chess championship in 1958 - New York Daily News

Bobby Fischer wins U.S. chess championship in 1958 - New York Daily News | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
What Duke Snider and Roy Campanella are to baseball, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer is to the world of chess.
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Meet the digital nomads: Coworking, short-stay sites allow travel as a lifestyle - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Meet the digital nomads: Coworking, short-stay sites allow travel as a lifestyle - Silicon Valley Business Journal | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Meet the digital nomads. The entire planet is their collaborative workspace. They work remotely and travel as a lifestyle choice — a growing trend facilitated by a rise in coworking and short-stay-rental websites.

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Harikrishna off to bright start in Gibraltar Chess - The Hindu

Harikrishna off to bright start in Gibraltar Chess - The Hindu | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
Indian Grandmaster P. Harikrishna started his campaign by outclassing Eric De Haan of Holland in the first round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival at the Caleta in Gibraltar.
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40th Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar | Chessdom

40th Internet Based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar | Chessdom | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
The Chess IQ Academy is going to organize an Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar, from 6 to 11 April 2015,... http://t.co/qe6e8CYQtG
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2015 Women's World Championship is announced

2015 Women's World Championship is announced | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
After the alarming news that the 2014 Women's World Championship had been put on hold with no definition in sight, due to lack of sponsorship, FIDE has finally published the dates, location and prize fund. The event will be held in Sochi, Russia, it will start in less than two months, and the players have two weeks to sign the contracts. Here are the full details.
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FAQ on Being A Digital Nomad Answered (ramblist)

#If you long to escape your desk job for a business that allows you to travel the world, you’re not alone. There’s a new breed of professionals who’ve merged their bucket lists and careers into a mobile way of life: they are called Digital Nomads.

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Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life

Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
While research shows the benefits, in-school and after-school programs deliver the goods.

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On Chess: Physical Fitness Becomes Increasingly Important For Top-Level Players - St. Louis Public Radio

On Chess: Physical Fitness Becomes Increasingly Important For Top-Level Players - St. Louis Public Radio | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen pretended he didn’t hear the question, but I knew he had. Rex Sinquefield, founder of the Chess Club and Scholastic
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Living As A Digital Nomad

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11SHARES Living as a digital nomad has its advantages, but it’s certainly not easy. Jess and I have been living abroad for almost 2 years now. For over 6 months we have been completely location independent digital nomads.
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12 Wanderlust-Inducing Digital Nomad Blogs You Don't Want to Miss - Danielle Greason

12 Wanderlust-Inducing Digital Nomad Blogs You Don't Want to Miss - Danielle Greason | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
It's not just 20-something digital nomad techies who are going on these extended round-the-world trips now, but career couples and families too.
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Standard chess game with commentary - Benko Gambit Declined (4.a4)

I played a standard chess game with time controls set at 15 minutes with a 2 second increment. The opening played was the Benko Gambit, Declined with 4.a4. Playing site: http://www.chess.com?ref_i.
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Wei Yi vs Vladimir Potkin - 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015

China's very young talent, 15-year-old Wei Yi, opts for the Steinitz variation of the French Defense against Russia's Vladimir Potkin in round 2 of the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015.Wei...
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How 'digital nomad' from Bothell is funding 12-year voyage around the world - MyNorthwest.com

How 'digital nomad' from Bothell is funding 12-year voyage around the world - MyNorthwest.com | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
A man from Bothell hasn't seen home in a while after packing up for a journey hitchhiking around the world, all the while earning a living to support his travels online.
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Magnus Carlsen teases Giri at Tata Steel chess tournament - Telegraph.co.uk

Magnus Carlsen teases Giri at Tata Steel chess tournament - Telegraph.co.uk | The Life Strategic | Scoop.it
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen ventured a risky line of the Modern Defence against Anish Giri after calling him a 'coward'
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